A Wire Rope Clip is used to clamp the loose end of wire rope after it has been looped back to form an eye. These wire rope fittings consist of a u-bolt and has a saddle that is secured by two nuts. Wire rope assemblies generally need at least 2 or 3 wire rope clips to properly secure the wire rope ends to the length of the rope.
When the wire rope terminations create the eye, there is a risk that the eye will bend too much, especially with a heavy load. Adding a wire rope thimble (sold in this section) to the eye can help lengthen the service life of the rope by adding a layer of protection to the rope.
Choosing the correct type of wire rope is also important when using a wire rope clip. Saftey Note: wire rope clips should not be used on plastic-coated cable, unless the plastic is first stripped off. Install wire rope clips over bare cable only. Nuts on wire rope clips should be re-tightened/re-torqued regularly.